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Player: Tony Fair

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana

School: Pima Community College (Tucson, AZ)

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6-3

Weight: 330

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Offers: Indiana, Nebraska, UAB

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247 Composite: #49 JUCO Overall; #8 JUCO DT; .8567; :star:star:star 

 

Rivals: #43 JUCO Overall; #6 JUCO DT; :star:star:star 
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2 hours ago, Mavric said:

 

Yeash, so he will get some random twitter followers, and half will unfollow as soon as he makes his decision. I don't mean to be too judgmental. I guess this type of blatant ego-stroking is just not for me.

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16 minutes ago, Thanks_Tom RR said:

You seem Fair-ly certain.

It seems so, but he will get a Fair amount of attention from other suitors with a big season this year and being a December grad.  

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5 hours ago, Vince R. said:

We need two I think. 

I think you are both right. 

 

We need a NT that is ready to play in 2019, so most likely a JUCO. 

 

We also need to restock the cupboard with a HS guy. 

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2 hours ago, Warrior10 said:

I think you are both right. 

 

We need a NT that is ready to play in 2019, so most likely a JUCO. 

 

We also need to restock the cupboard with a HS guy. 

Spot on @Warrior10

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Think taking Fair, and hopefully taking a younger NT, will allow Piper to slide over to OG.  He could be a monster in the interior OL.

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13 minutes ago, Huskers93-97 said:

I see no rating on him on 247. Any idea where he lands on a rating?

Mid 3star is my guess. 85 range. 

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38 minutes ago, Chadhusker said:

How many DT are we taking this class  2 ? 

Yes, we will take two NT, one Juco or ready to play guy and one HS project. Fair would be a good plug and play guy for us in 2019. 

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1 hour ago, ScottyIce said:

Prob a 5 star

Wow big if true

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55 minutes ago, HuskermanMike said:

Yes, we will take two NT, one Juco or ready to play guy and one HS project. Fair would be a good plug and play guy for us in 2019. 

No projects. Leave that in Bo's era. 

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50 minutes ago, Thanks_Tom RR said:

Has he visited our Fair state (real question, despite the pun)?

Probaby a fair bet that he hasn’t.

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33 minutes ago, Vince R. said:

No projects. Leave that in Bo's era. 

Well if we do land Tony Stark Fair he is most likely ahead of the HS guy that comes in.

Yes, project was probably not the right word but I couldn't think of another word to use. I don't know who we will get but most likely, the hs guy won't be a day 1 starter but could still contribute in his first season. We also have a couple players that are multiple and could slide to the Nose position.

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1 minute ago, HuskermanMike said:

Well if we do land Tony Stark Fair he is most likely ahead of the HS guy that comes in.

Yes, project was probably not the right word but I couldn't think of another word to use. I don't know who we will get but most likely, the hs guy won't be a day 1 starter but could still contribute in his first season. We also have a couple players that are multiple and could slide to the Nose position.

I was being snarky because I feel that as fans we can expect more than projects. I know what you meant though and was just pulling your leg. Nebraska should always be looking to bring in day 1 starters or getting as close to it. At the very least, guys who just need one year of development to make an impact. 

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Schaefer said on 93.7 The Ticket this morning that we should expect an announcement before the end of the week.  Will be a commitment video.

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22 hours ago, Vince R. said:

Nebraska should always be looking to bring in day 1 starters or getting as close to it. At the very least, guys who just need one year of development to make an impact. 

 

I agree with the sentiment, don't agree with it in practice. Guys that are seen as potential day 1 starters are also guys that tend to transfer when they aren't day 1 starters. Project players aren't a bad thing, provided they aren't risks for that reason. A well oiled program, especially at a school that isn't likely to load up on 5 stars every year, is one that can get in a constant replacement cycle. That means you want some players that may not be ready for a few years to act as experienced replacements.

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22 hours ago, Vince R. said:

I was being snarky because I feel that as fans we can expect more than projects. I know what you meant though and was just pulling your leg. Nebraska should always be looking to bring in day 1 starters or getting as close to it. At the very least, guys who just need one year of development to make an impact. 

 

Well, that is so not Fair.

 

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15 minutes ago, brophog said:

 

I agree with the sentiment, don't agree with it in practice. Guys that are seen as potential day 1 starters are also guys that tend to transfer when they aren't day 1 starters. Project players aren't a bad thing, provided they aren't risks for that reason. A well oiled program, especially at a school that isn't likely to load up on 5 stars every year, is one that can get in a constant replacement cycle. That means you want some players that may not be ready for a few years to act as experienced replacements.

I get you. I just think project is a type of player that Nebraska doesn't have to reach for. Nebraska can get a 4 star average on both lines if they recruit to the best of their abilities. Now, not every 3 star is a project either. Some guys are just terribly evaluated. When I see project, I think year 3 or 4 they will finally come around, and I think these days, thats a death wish. Guy's like Okuyemi, Guy, Vestal, Washburn (?) are projects.

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As far as Tony Fair, the only project for him is to lose 20 lbs and convert some of that weight into muscle. Which I think he could do quickly. 

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10 minutes ago, Vince R. said:

As far as Tony Fair, the only project for him is to lose 20 lbs and convert some of that weight into muscle. Which I think he could do quickly. 

Yea I agree, I believe his playing weight should be around 315 ish with those gains being muscle and the fat gone. Watching his highlight video I see why coach Dawson likes this guy. He understands that block shedding technique he teaches where the player gets off the block and holds contain. Now, he might just need to work on handling double teams better but he has plenty of time to do that and don't forget he will enroll early so he will have a full winter and summer of Duval to get him ready. 

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5 minutes ago, HuskermanMike said:

Yea I agree, I believe his playing weight should be around 315 ish with those gains being muscle and the fat gone. Watching his highlight video I see why coach Dawson likes this guy. He understands that block shedding technique he teaches where the player gets off the block and holds contain. Now, he might just need to work on handling double teams better but he has plenty of time to do that and don't forget he will enroll early so he will have a full winter and summer of Duval to get him ready. 

Spot on. A lot of times technique is dependent on conditioning. Once guys feel like they can play all day, consistency becomes a lot easier. 

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Not sure he has to lose any weight.  This kid can move well for his size.  I am sure if he comes here duval can redistribute it a bit, but I like a 330 pound nose that is quick off the ball

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3 hours ago, swmohusker said:

Not sure he has to lose any weight.  This kid can move well for his size.  I am sure if he comes here duval can redistribute it a bit, but I like a 330 pound nose that is quick off the ball

I think with the pace of our practices, and the offense he will be practicing against Mon-Thurs, he will naturally lose 10lbs. Duval will get him down to about 315.  

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Just now, Vince R. said:

I think with the pace of our practices, and the offense he will be practicing against Mon-Thurs, he will naturally lose 10lbs. Duval will get him down to about 315. If he does commit, I will be really excited about his potential. 

Ucf had a 6'2 330 plus pound soph dt last year that practiced against that offense.  I think just bc we are tempo doesn't mean we don't want big body types inside.  I think if we land fair he can play at 330ish and be disruptive. 

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